- Arts and Design
Seahorse Light Switch Cover
Make Your Own Seahorse
To go with our Ocean theme, we decided to make a cover plate for the light switch, looking like a seahorse. You can choose any design you like, it is really easy to make. Few materials are needed, just a bit of fantasy!
Remember those fantastic days by the sea- with the sun shining and a breeze to keep you cool....collecting shells or making a sandcastle with the kids......all of these memories can be transformed into craft, making the winter less long and cold.
Male Sea Horse Australia from Allposters
Did you know that it is the male seahorse who gets pregnant, carrying the babies in a brood pouch?
Seahorse Craft Step 1
To start with, draw a seahorse on a piece of cardboard and cut it out. Since you are going to paint it, you can use an old cornflakes or shoe box.
Seahorse Craft Step 2
Color the seahorse, using your imagination. If the theme in the room is pink- go for it! If you are a lover of purple and red- why not? Let the children use their fantasy and color the sea horse in some pretty colors.
This puzzle is fun, having a lot of different colors and shapes. Great thing to do on a rainy day.
Seahorse Craft Step 3
On the back of your seahorse, mark out the shape of your light-switch and cut it out.
Seahorses in different colors for fun play or decoration. Maybe even use them for a kind of role play with the children, putting on different voices.
Seahorse Craft Step 4
Stick your seahorse on the light switch plate with some adhesive tape or poster putty.
Seahorse Wall Plate Cover
If you don't feel like making the plate cover yourself, but like the Ocean Theme, by all means buy one!
Not only sea horses, but all kinds of ocean creatures dwell together on this colorful wall plate cover.
If you like, you can use our picture. Otherwise there are different templates on the sites linked to further down on this page.
What about you?
Do you like crafting?
Seahorse Mold - For ice, chocolate, or similar
Wouldn't it be really cool with a seahorse ice lolly? Something to stir your drink with?
Seahorse Craft is Popular - More interesting sites
- Danielle's Place
Here you find a lot of really nice and easy fish craft.
- Enchanted Learning
Ocean craft for all ages, a lot to choose from
- Crafty Things
Mr Seahorse craft
- Free Kids Craft
A lot of crafts ideas, but not so many pictures
Here you find a good seahorse template
This one has links to different craft sites
Different people's seahorse craft. What about a knitted seahorse?
If I were an octopus....Craft. Really easy, even small children can participate.
Facts About Seahorses
- Monogamous- stick to one partner all their lives.
- Size from 0.6-14 inches (1.5-35cm)
- The female deposits her eggs in the male's brood pouch. He fertilizes them internally and carry them until fully hatched.
- Seahorses are not very good swimmers, due to their body shape. This makes them vulnerable, for example during heavy storms.
- They eat constantly and can consume 3,000 or more brine shrimp in a day.
Read more about Seahorses
Spotted Seahorse from Allposters.
"Human development has destroyed a large portion of their natural habitats around the world, and fisheries harvest, based primarily on folk medicinal uses and souvenir production (the dried carcasses are sold as souvenirs..) results in a kill of 200,000,000 seahorses each year......
(Endangered Oceanic Species)